KENTUCKY BOURBON BALLS – The Southern Girl Cooks

This recipe for bourbon balls is an old style traditional! This Southern favourite is one anybody will love. Being from Kentucky, we all know all about bourbon balls!

Bourbon Balls

In case you love this sweet, additionally, you will love these No Bake Orange Balls. They’re an old style traditional just a few components and are completely fantastic for the vacation season!

❤️WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE

These bourbon balls are a traditional sweet that has been round for a lot of a few years. They make an exquisite present through the vacation season. They’re just a few components, not onerous to make and all the time a success. Put them in a fairly tin and provides them as a present!

🍴KEY INGREDIENTS

  • unsalted butter
  • powdered sugar
  • crisco
  • pecans, finely floor
  • 100 proof Kentucky bourbon (can use roughly and will use one other form of bourbon) *see swaps
  • vanilla extract
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • pecan halves for garnish

SWAPS

In case you are not a bourbon fan or don’t have bourbon, you should use apple or orange juice in it’s place. We have now made them with apple juice, they usually had been so good! Everybody beloved them. You don’t have to make use of crisco however we discover it provides a smoothness to the chocolate that’s useful and makes it cowl the balls effectively.

🍽️HOW TO MAKE KENTUCKY BOURBON BALLS

These are simple to make however they do have just a few steps of placing them within the fridge to sit back. In order that half provides time to the method.

DIRECTIONS

Step 1
Cream butter and sugar.  Add pecans, bourbon and vanilla extract mixing effectively with mixer.  Chill this combination within the freezer for half-hour or fridge for an hour.

Step 2
Take away from freezer and make into balls utilizing a few teaspoon of combination for every one.  Place on wax or foil paper on cookie sheet and put again within the freezer for 30 extra minutes or fridge for an hour. 

Step 3
When half-hour are up, soften the chocolate chips and crisco about 2 minutes within the microwave. (The smaller the container or bowl you utilize to soften the chips the better it’s to dip the bourbon balls within the chocolate).  Some folks use a toothpick to carry the bourbon balls. It’s simpler for me to simply drop them within the chocolate and use a wood spoon or fork to cowl.

Step 4
Take away every bourbon ball and place on a clear piece of wax paper or foil on cookie sheet. Add a pecan half on high.  Place in fridge for no less than half-hour till chocolate hardens.  Retailer in fridge.  Makes about 15-20 bourbon balls, relying on the dimensions you make them.

Bourbon Balls

⭐TIP

These genuine Kentucky bourbon balls are all the time a success and this recipe is one many individuals love. Simply test the feedback. If the chocolate begins to get too onerous for dipping, simply warmth it up once more and stir it effectively. If the balls begin to heat earlier than you dip them within the chocolate, you may all the time set them again within the fridge to harden up some. Take your time, and we put them out and in of the fridge just a few instances so we are able to get the coated the way in which we like.

When melting the chocolate within the microwave, solely do about 20-30 seconds at a time after which stir.

RECIPE VARIATIONS

In case you learn the swaps above you may swap out the bourbon, and you can additionally swap out the vanilla with different flavors too. Nevertheless, for genuine Kentucky Bourbon Balls that is the way in which to make them.

❓FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is the 1/2 cup of pecans within the recipe earlier than chopping?

That’s right, measure out a 1/2 cup after which chop them up for the recipe.

Are you able to style the bourbon within the recipe?

Sure, you may style it since these are not any bake, the bourbon isn’t “baked” out.

Do I have to maintain them within the fridge?

No, you don’t want to maintain them within the fridge however we predict they’re nice chilly, so we do.

STORING

These will maintain for just a few weeks saved in an hermetic container. You possibly can simply make these upfront for the Christmas holidays and they’re an exquisite present.

Five Minute Fudge

This fudge is a superb recipe for the vacations! Makes an amazing present too!

SERVING SIZE

This recipe makes 15-20 bourbon balls and may simply be doubled.

Kentucky Bourbon Balls

Leigh Walkup

These Kentucky Bourbon Balls are an quaint southern traditional! The proper Christmas deal with or present!

Prep Time 15 minutes

2 hours

Complete Time 2 hours 15 minutes

Course sweet

Delicacies American, southern

  • 1/2 cup or 1 stick unsalted butter not margarine, softened(I take advantage of natural)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup pecans finely floor
  • 4 tablespoons 100 proof Kentucky bourbon can use roughly and will use one other form of bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon crisco
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips melted
  • pecan halves for garnish
  • Cream butter and sugar.  Add pecans, bourbon and vanilla extract mixing effectively with mixer.  Chill this combination within the freezer for half-hour or the fridge for an hou.  Take away from freezer and make into balls utilizing a few teaspoon of combination for every one.  Place on wax paper on cookie sheet and put again in freezer for 30 extra minutes or the fridge till onerous.

  • When half-hour are up, soften the chocolate chips and crisco about 2 minutes within the microwave. When melting the chocolate within the microwave, solely do about 20-30 seconds at a time after which stir. (The smaller the container or bowl you utilize to soften the chips the better it’s to dip the bourbon balls within the chocolate).  Some folks use a toothpick to carry the bourbon balls. It’s simpler for me to simply drop them within the chocolate with a fork and use a wood spoon or one other fork to cowl. Take away every bourbon ball and place on a clear piece of wax paper on cookie sheet. Add a pecan half on high.  Place in fridge for no less than half-hour till chocolate hardens.  Retailer in fridge.  Makes about 30 bourbon balls relying on the dimensions you make them.

  • If the chocolate begins to get too onerous for dipping, simply warmth it up once more and stir it effectively. If the balls begin to heat earlier than you dip them within the chocolate, you may all the time set them again within the fridge to harden up some. Take your time, and we put them out and in of the fridge just a few instances so we are able to get the coated the way in which we like.

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